Substitutes opening and closing title cards for a narrator. DIRECTOR: Gil Altschul; CAMERA: Bruce Colling; WRITERS: Hartley Pfeil; EDITOR: Ace Moore; AUTHORITY: Judson T. Landis, Ph.D., Family Sociologist, University of California, Berkeley; JEFF: Sanford Singer
Producer Coronet Instructional FilmsProduction Company Coronet Instructional FilmsSponsor N/AAudio/Visual sound, color
Produced by Coronet Films. Educational collaborator: Judson T. Landis,
Ph. D., Family Sociologist, University of California.
Synopsis: Steady dating is considered a normal step in boy-girl relationships;
yet, as is true of so many normal steps, "going steady" brings advantages
and disadvantages, and many new problems. Sometimes going steady just
happens; sometimes it is planned; and sometimes it is almost forced on a
couple. This film tells the story of a young couple whose friends and fam-
ilies think they are going steady. The couple is not as sure; and neither
of them is certain that going steady is a good idea.
Structurally and in the technique of its presentation, the film does not
offer solutions to the problems of going steady; instead, it states varying
points of view and leaves the problems unsolved.